Kelburn Op Shop manager, Narges was anonymously nominated by a member of the Kelburn Community for the Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year Award.Read More
Is it kind ? Is it important? Does it help?Read More
Gil Lescher was one of City Conferences longest serving members. A Vincentian since the 1950’s, we remember Gil and her contribution to her community through her words of reflection before passing in late 2018.
"When I think back now on it all, the many wonderful people I have met (including our St Vincent de Paul members), I have no regrets at all. Sometimes it wasn’t easy but it has been all so worthwhile.”
Newtown is one of Wellington’s most ethnically diverse and creative suburbs, it’s full of character (and colourful characters) but out of this melting pot springs a strong sense of community.Read More
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh.Read More
Being a member of the digital community is taken for granted by most New Zealanders and having both a stable Internet connection and an accessible device is so much a part of our world that we often forget they are there.Read More
Suffrage in Stitches is a textile project devised and led by the co-ordinator and participants at Vinnies Re Sew* with the support of Wellington Museum.Read More
“Extend your mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping.” - Saint Vincent de PaulRead More
St Vincent de Paul Society in Wellington stands and unites with our brothers and sisters from the Muslim communities. We are a safe space. A space anyone can find assistance and the support they need.Read More
As a majority volunteer-based organisation, we rely on the generosity of everyday people giving their time to support the greater mission of Vinnies Wellington - which is to simply help people.Read More
On Friday 14 December 2018, the Seatoun and Miramar members and friends of St. Vincent de Paul Society put together boxes and hampers, delivering them to over 60 households for 230 people most in need of this extra help at this time of year.Read More
Three long serving and beloved Vincentians of the Seatoun & Miramar Conference in Wellington were honoured at a Festival Mass in December 2018Read More
Year 10, Wellington College students, were set free for a day to partake in volunteer activities throughout the region.Read More
On November 17, in line with Pope Francis’ call to promote the Second World Day of the Poor, Vinnies chapters in the wider Wellington region held free stores, providing thousands of items of clothes free of charge to those in need.Read More
We are delighted to share that we are successful applicants of a $5000 Nikau Foundation grant - Kevin & Julia O’Connor Endowment Fund.Read More
On Sunday 18 November the second World Day of the Poor was observed around the globe. Pope Francis established the World Day of the Poor to encourage the whole Church to reach out to those in need and let the poor know their cries have not gone unheard, the Pope said in his message this year.Read More
Thank you. St Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass.Read More
Over the last couple of weeks, an old boardroom inside Wellington Museum has been transformed into a fabric workshop.
Wellington sewing initiative Vinnies Re Sew embarked on a Suffrage in Stitches project to recreate the 1893 suffrage petition in kind.
While the use of recycling in sustainable living is sometimes seen as an extra (and often avoided) financial burden, over the last year Vinnies in Wellington has made efforts to prove the opposite, by opting for low-cost methods of waste disposal. This has been achieved with the help of a “Your Sustainable Workplace” audit by Sustainability Trust, a gradual elimination of the use of plastics in op shops, and the successful Re Sew programme operating since November in a space above Vinnies in Kilbirnie.Read More